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in syria. we all await his decision as does the world. martha: we have new reports from the "wall street journal" that the white house is moving quickly on this because they have reason to believe syria is planning to launch another chemical attack in the country's largest city aleppo. wait wants to accomplish with action. molly henneberg is live at the white house leading our coverage. what is the white house saying? >> the u.s. has to get involved because the world community cannot leave a chemical attack or chemical attacks plural unanswered. but the white house says the goal is not to out of syrian president bashar al-asaad. even though the obama administration believes this is not the only chemical weapons attack by the regime this year. >> the options being considered by the president and his national security team are not around the question of whether chemical weapons were used in syria on a massive scale causing death and injury to innocents women and children. its many not whether they are responsible, it's what is the he appropriate response to this clear violation of internat
. [ laughter ] see you. martha: a chilling story out of oklahoma. two teenagers charged with murder, a third with accessory. 22-year-old christopher lane on a baseball scholarship in oklahoma, he's from australia. the teenagers admit they did it. listen as they try to save this young man. >> they are on the way. they can't company faster. martha: we have more on that 911 call. we are going to talk about this story. it's compelling and very unnerving. gregg: a military judge says she'll announce sentence for bradley manning this morning. her decision expected about an hour and a half from now. bradley manning was convicted of giving hundreds of thousands of classified documents to wikileaks while he worked as an intelligence analyst in iraq. the 20-year-old facing up to 90 years in prison. the prosecutor asking for at least 60 years. manning apologizing for what he has done and he asked for the judge's mercy because he had a difficult childhood. martha: new details on the nsa surveillance program. the "wall street journal" says the nsa can spy on 75 per of all internet traffic. gregg: 75% of
, not in the south of france, but in martha's vineyard and that has triggered the expected criticism from corners of capitol hill. of course who are the middle of a five-week vacation. "usa today" is reporting the first family is going to be staying at the $7 million home of a top democratic donor and, of course, bill clinton also vacationed in martha's vineyard during his time in the white house but he famously and i know that gene will remember this and ed will remember this, he famously switched his vacation destination after dick morris took polls to see which vacation spots would be better and they found out that wyoming, surprisingly enough, is better than martha's vineyard. nantucket is better than martha's vineyard but i don't think you'll find that in the poll. "usa today" is remibdsing us this morning franklin roosevelt was criticized for spending time on his yacht. john adams spent seven months in quincy, massachusetts, on his farm in 1797 and actually accused of abdicating his office and that criticism didn't help his bid for the second term. now, for republicans who are ready to poun
first lady from martha washington to ida mckinley. tonight, we focus on first lady eliza johnson. ♪ > she was close to being broken by the time she went to the white house. >> this is the earliest existing house. they lived here in the 1830's and 1840's. >> she was educated and taught school. >> she would work. the north and south fought all over the civil war. it changed hands 26 times. they did have domestic help. >> it was used as a hospital, it was used as a place to stay and it was destroyed. >> eliza wasn't able to get out much. >> she brought home many gifts. >> this is the room she returned to. >> she is obscure. she's who he needed. >> abraham lincoln's assassination weeks after his second inaugural shocked a war- ravaged nation. johnson's wife eliza was 54 years old when she was thrust into the role as first lady. he navigated the end of the civil war, reconstruction in the south and his own impeachment. this week on "first ladies, the life and times of eliza johnson." we learn more, let me introduce you to our two guests. jacqueline burger is in the midst of a biogra
of days then he scoots off to martha's vineyard for his own vacation. but to the extent there is any news, we'll tell you about it and give you a chance to comment on it at 1-866-55-press. join us on twitter at bpshow and on facebook at facebook.com/billpressshow. he goes up to martha's vineyard for vacation with his family, one person the president will not be playing golf with is vladimir putin. in fact, yesterday, the white house announced that the president was canceling his scheduled summit with vladimir putin before the g-20 meeting in st. petersburg because the president is pissed that vladimir putin gave a one-year asylum to edward snowden. for that, everything else goes on the rocks. and rick scott in florida says he's going to try once again to prevent latinos and blacks from voting. wow! on current tv. tell you all about it. are you encouraged by what you we have a big, big hour and the iq will go way up. (vo) current tv gets the conversation started weekdays at 9 eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. the troops love me. tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out curr
for the president to address before he heads off to the nine-day vacation in martha's vineya vineyard. it's not unusual to see these types of press conferences late summer. congress is gone all month which means republicans and a lot of his critics are gone. the president will have the stage. what will he talk about? he will undoubtedly be asked about canceling this conference, the summit, with vladimir putin with the russian president. why that happened and how much the asylum for edward snowden had to do with that decision. he will also likely be asked to address the terror threats in the middle east. now not just the one that shut down 19 embassies and consulates this week, but a new one that is now shutting down the consulate in lahore in pakistan. that's a separate issue, according to the state department. but clearly concerns throughout that region. egypt, syria, unrest in those regions. what is the appropriate level of u.s. involvement? where does russia stand with the syrian government? all expected to come up today. >> and all very important. >>> nbc news will have live coverage
residents out of their homes. martha sheet has the details. smoke so thick it creates a dark curtain across the sky. a wildfire is burning its way through parts of idaho's national forests, sending walls of flames closer to homes in the sun valley area. officials say it was ignited by lightning on august 7. >> it is a very aggressive fire. part of that is just the conditions. >> this place is being dubbed the beaver creek fire. a mandatory evacuation order is now in effect for residents in southern idaho. hundreds of personnel are working to contain the fire. a state with the vast natural areas. idaho governor bush honored toward the area on foot -- toured the area on foot on friday. >> the number one mission of the state, this agency, of everybody is the safety and health of those people out fighting those fires on the front lines. they are doing a tremendous job. >> officials say that only a small part of the fire has been contained. martha shade, wgn news. >> the one-time leader of an anti-violence group says he wants to be your next governor. hardiman showed -- throws his hat in the rin
. >> coverage in the middle east, here in the united states, as well. starting with martha raddatz in the region, tracking all of the latest from jerusalem right now. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, george. the u.s. has a slew of evidence about this chemical attack, including intercepted conversations between syrian commanders. the u.s. and its allies have had massive surveillance operations, aimed at syria, since the conflict began. focusing especially on its chemical weapons stockpiles, which contains hundreds of tons of mustard and sarin gas. satellite have been monitoring whatever possible. abc news has learned that part of the intelligence the u.s. has gathered in the apparent chemical attack of august 21st, came from just such an intercept, one with a syrian commander. foreign policy reports that one panicked call was between an official at the syrian ministry of defense, and the leader of a chemical weapons unit. this evidence, coupled with the horrific images, interviews with survivors and the doctors who treated them, is what has convinced the u.s. at the highest level,
chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz. >> reporter: the pictures are gut wrenching. the rebels fighting the regime say these are mothers, fathers, children, killed while they slept in their homes in a damascus suburb. they say the syrian regime fired rockets on its own people. rockets carrying poisonous gas, leaving the innocent convulsing, foaming at the mouth, suffocating. >> i would be very surprised if it turned out to be a fake. >> reporter: images are impossible to verify for certain and the assad regime denies the attack saying allegations are baseless. but we showed the pictures to a weapons expert. >> the only explanation i can really see to this is this looks like this fellow's nerves have been, are being destroyed potentially by something like sarin. >> reporter: the white house said it is "deeply concerned." but the white house has said that before. almost a year to the day. president obama warning syria about crossing a red line. >> we have communicated no -- in no uncertain terms with every player in region that is a red line for us. >> reporter: but t
with a conversation between two top al qaeda leaders. with more on this abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: beefed-up law enforcement. heightened awareness at airports from l.a. to new york and more scrutiny on those trying to enter the country. a senior u.s. official tells abc news that the plot started in yemen, and u.s. officials are frantically searching for vehicle bombs al qaeda wants it use to blow up the u.s. embassy there and perhaps others as well. abc news has also learned that through surveillance and electronic eavesdropping, more was discovered. including communications between al qaeda affiliates and someone in the u.s. not just electronic conversations, but through the mail as well. the u.s. does not know the content of the letters. >> in terrorist communications, in general, the simpler more primitive forms of communication, the more effective they are. >> reporter: this is who al qaeda's zawahiri has been communicating with in yemen, al-wuhayshi. small bombs that could be placed inside a human body, especially dangerous if the bomb carrier boarded a flight. >> this group is fairl
to friday. back to "america's newsroom." >> i'm browne here for martha maccallum. they said it is out of caution and not related to the original threat. bill: we expect the president to address some specific concerns in a news conference from the white house. here is press secretary jay carney late yesterday on that. >> when it comes to protecting americans serving in our embassies and facilities around the world, it is very important to take the necessary precautions when there is this kind of credible threat information. bill: greg palkot leads our coverage. he's working the story out of london today. what is the latest out of pakistan, greg. >> reporter: that's right, bill. we were talking just a short while ago with officials at the u.s. embassy in islamabad, pakistan. they had confirm ad drawdown of what they called non-emergency personnel from the u.s. consulate in lahore. that is about 180 miles southeast of islamabad. that personnel is in fact being brought up to islamabad in that capital area. they also confirmed to us that it was all due to a specific threat against that ins
to be a matter of whether the u.s. will strike syria but when. abc's martha raddatz is in the region this morning and has the latest on the crisis in syria. >> reporter: he is the man at the center of the horror, a brutal dictator who the vice president said is undeniably responsible for gassing his own innocent people. >> there is no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria -- the syrian regime. >> reporter: there seems no question that the u.s. is ready to strike a punishing blow to assad. u.s. warships are in place, cruise missiles at the ready, the targets in syria selected. >> if the order comes, you are ready to go -- like that? >> we are ready to go like that. >> reporter: what might assad do in response? the syrian regime has hundreds of tons of mustard gas and large stock piles of sarin. add to that 100,000 missiles and rockets including thousand of powerful scud missiles which could reach any target in neighboring israel. here in israel, a run on gas masks, requests increasing fourfold. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu saying israel is ready fo
folks on the map. it is the equivalent of martha washington wearing homespun. my new book is called "affairs of state turco -- state." frances cleveland was a jackie kennedy figure. they wanted mrs. cleveland's clothing. she said that she would not wear a restrictive thing. that ended the core set -- corset. nancy reagan was more than lipstick and high heels. the media portrayed her monolithically. there's is more to her fashion sense. -- there is more to her fashion sense. michelle may be a fashionable woman but, she is a ivy league attorney. she has had all. she is the image of the american woman. we look at first ladies for that. and i say, thank goodness. i would rather have them look at first ladies then lindsay lohan. their influence is hard to measure. mamie, the bangs were an influence. they would ask her about her politics and she would say, i flip pork chops. it was a cutesy and fulks see kind of way of disarming it -- folksy kind of way of disarming it. the first lady does not have a bullet -- a bully pulpit, but a velvet glove. >> madison avenue does presidential ads wit
a million dollars in travel expenses. one of the trips costing 95,000 dollars to martha's vineyard. 200,000 dollars to give commencement speeches at 3 ivy league schools. it turns out he spent 113,000 for four trips. while in office just as we get liberal advocacy groups. most were made on board a jet which costs more than $50 million. >>> a 14-year-old utah boy found alive after surviving four-days alone in the woods. they are required to hand over their shoes as a way to encourage them from running away. this child was barefooted. >> all americans are being urged to leave yemen immediately. that according to the state department which is also moving all nonessential personnel out of that country. this as we learn more about what prompt this had terror threat. doug luzader is live in washington this morning. >> while the u.s. facilities in all of these countries will remain closed today there is a special focus in yemen where the state department is telling u.s. citizens to get out. now the embassy in yemen was already closed. they are declaring nonemergency u.s. personnel to leave the
on vacation as we mentioned. the president is about to head out to martha's vineyard. 48 percent think the president does not deserve a vacation. 82 percent think congress doesn't deserve a summer break. >> seems congress is always on vacation. >> doug luzader thank you very much. >> extreme hov vok across the country. check out this incredible video. you can see clearly a tornado touching down in wayne county ohio. it was only on the ground for 30 seconds. that was long enough for powerful winds to rip a roof right off a home and knock down several huge trees. no one was seriously hurt. >> other wild weather heavy thunderstorms saturating a whole big part of mississippi. major flooding caused roadways to close and causing widespread damage as well. maria molina joins us with a look at that. >> we are talking about parts of kansas and missouri even arkansas. just in the past few days some of these areas have seen as much as a foot of rain. that has really saturated the ground. we are still talking more rain today, tomorrow and even the day after that. heavy rain and because you have al
affairs correspondent has the latest at this hour. martha raddatz is here. it's almost a week into this threat. what is the very latest tonight? what are you learning? >> reporter: overnight there was a u.s. drone strike in yemen. when you get a threat from a specific country like yemen u.s. intelligence moves everything toward that country, more drones to try to disrupt that network. the u.s. believes this plot is still active. as one intelligence official told me, the cause for serious concern remains. and the men behind it, al qaeda leader nasir al wuhayshi and al-asiri are still in hiding. what really has intelligence worried is that the plot will morph into something else, now that the embassies and consulates are closed, that the terrorists will set their sights on a soft target overseas, a hotel or something else that is largely unpunprotected. still a lot of concern tonight. >> moving into something impossible to predict. >>> tonight the fbi is asking for everyone watching this program to help solve a mystery. re-opened today after nearly 50 years, a new born was kidna
with the president's family was gone to martha's vineyard, they left bo the dog at home, and sent a marine helicopter to bring it back at a cost of over $300,000. i would like to know why that is not talked about more. host: more about the president there. guest: i do not know where the facts are coming from, but i find that intriguing, and if that is true, that is certainly something reuters would want to know about and write about. i have a long record in journalism looking into the -- exactly that kind of thing. i will take that note home with me. host: a couple of callers are mentioning the white house, and twitter, the same thing. we have been talking about rules congress wrote for itself for travel. you have a sense of how the white house works in this area -- how he decides where they are going? is anyone oversee those decisions because we are hearing it from callers? guest: i do not know the full answers. it would make for interesting inquiry by rick or any other journalist. carolyn "--s carolyn's story about africa goes, it is stunning. for the costunning of journalists who have to travel wi
is vacationing in martha's vineyard. here is part of those remarks. >> that is why we are so concerned by reason -- recent events. we appreciate the complexity of the situation. mohamed morsi was elected president in a democratic election him and his government was not conclusive and did not respect the views of all egyptians. egyptians wereny calling for a change in course. we do not believe force is the way to resolve political differences, after the military's intervention several weeks ago, there remained a chance for reconciliation and an opportunity to pursue a democratic path. instead, we have seen a more dangerous path taken. arbitrary arrests, a broad crackdown on mohamed morsi's associations and supporters, and now tragically, violence has taken the lives of hundreds of people and wounded thousands. the united states strongly condemns the steps that have been taken by egypt's interim government and security forces. we deplorable violence against civilians. we support universal rights to human dignity, including the right to peaceful protest. we oppose the pursuit of martial law. it den
-- programs of every first lady from martha washington to ida mckinley. tonight, mary todd lincoln. [captioning performed bynational captioning institute] [captions copyright nationalcable satellite corp. 2013] ♪ >> born in 1818 in lexington, kentucky, mary todd grew up and lived to see her husband issued the emancipation proclamation 45 years later. a mother of four sons, she witnessed the death of three of those sons as well as her husband's assassination. her life was filled with tragedy, but as lincoln's political partner, she relished we focus onss.as the civil war years, one of the defining moments in our countries history, a look at the life and times of mary todd lincoln, one of the most complex first ladies ever to live. thank you for being with us for c-span's serious. we invite two of our academic advisors. our guests for this program. rosalyn penn is a history professor at meredith and morgan richard nortonty. smith, our other guest tonight, the director of five presidential libraries, including the abraham lincoln library in springfield, illinois. thanks to both of y
this comes as the president is getting ready to leave for vacation. he's going to martha's vineyard with the family for ten days. there's a disappointment factor. he doesn't have immigration reform or notches on his belt if you will on domestic legislation before leaving. >> and look, i think if he said at the start of the year by august would president obama have something to point to to say we reacted to newtown, it seems like rearview mirror now. we talked about that every day. could some kind of gun control measure pass? everyone expected something to pass. how broad that might be we didn't know but he doesn't have that immigration is now on the timetable that looks like end of the year maybe for house passage. conference committee doesn't get there. path to citizenship a fraught legislative path. there aren't the early second term accomplishments that i think many of us thought he might be able to wrack up given that he's coming off what is a larger than expected victory in november 2012. picking up seats in the senate. picking up seats his party had in the house. 332 electoral
should check martha's vineyard. joining me with reaction to the latest developments out of syria, radio talk show host dana lesch and democratic strategist penny lee. ladies, good evening. dana, penny, good to see you both. >> thank you, david. >> do you know where samantha power was? >> i don't. do i think that we're perhaps owed an explanation from the administration. however, i'm a little in this case it's a little bit odd for me. because i'm hesitant to actually blame samantha power for this. to me it seems if you look at what she said after she was nominated for this post, during the confirmation hearing, she was really pressing immediate action on the part of the u.n. in syria. if you look at how she held a twitter town cal last week she was tweeting about this yesterday as well this. is something that has been pressing upon her for a long time. she wanted to see some action. so when she's not there at this meeting and she send a substitute that's been basically the place holder, a career diplomat, nothing against rosemary decarlo but her focus has not been in the same places that
morning, everybody, i'm bill hemmer. welcome here to "america's newsroom." martha has time with the family. welcome back. >> you got it, i'm here. good to see you, nice to see all of you as well. these polls are stunning. record, 74%. three out of four voters tell fox news they think americans rely too much on the government and not enough on themselves. bill: stuart varney, host of "varney & company" fox business network. good morning to you. take insid tell us what they say. >> look deeply inside the food stamp program. 53% of the respondents think government makes it too easy to get food stamps. 57% think people are taking advantage of the food stamp program. there is overwhelmingly negative view of this particular form of handout, welfare entitlement. bill: a lot of people think there is abuse in this. 14 million more americans since 2009. >> yep. bill: up more than a million in the last year alone? >> that is correct. and the government is still advertising to bring more people into the food stamp program. and by the way, bill, the cost of that program has gone up dramatically. 78 bil
this afternoon before the first family heads off to martha's vineyard tomorrow for a nine-day vacation. >> and a home coming tonight of sorts for beleaguered rodriguez. here's the question, will the hometown crowd cheer a-rod or give him the bronx cheer? go to cnn newday.com for the latest. >> this is amazing video. stalking one of the world's most dangerous predators. most of us fear getting close to a great white for a good reason but a team of scientists is seeking them out. it pa it's part of a mission to find out more about shark habits. brian todd joins us with much, much more. you know my love for sharks. >> absolutely. >> we got a chance to tag along with these guys. we are at the height of the season for the migration of the great white sharks. these are a vulnerable species. on the research vessel, a team of scientists and fish ermen hae launched one of the most vicious projects to tag and track great chi white sharks. the way they do it will make your heart stop. >> this summer the movie "sha "sharknado" is drawing us back in. how's this for a scare? you're inches away from
obama is going to martha's vineyard. george bush went to that stupid ranch for the entire month of august! what did republicans say? he works hard. he deserves a break. give me a -- get off my back. get off his back. >> as you alluded to -- >> congress, no. >> they doesn't deserve time with their families, bill? >> bill: not as much as they get. >> one winner of this week's massive powerball jackpot came forward yesterday in minnesota. paul white is a 45-year-old project engineer. his share, $86 million in cash before taxes so he'll take home just under $60 million after it is all said and done. he told the media -- >> bill: i saw $149. >> that's the annuitized value. the cash option is an $86 million. >> bill: only $60 some mill? >> after taxes. >> bill: i could go through that in a weekend. >> he told media -- first purchase will be an early 1990s acura that he's been eyeing on craigslist for a few months. [ laughter ] a car with about 12,000 miles on it. it is a sports car that's no longer made worth $30,000. that's what it costs. >> bill: you know what? go for it. >> it is l
of the power couple. later today the president hold a news conference. then the obama family travels to martha's vine yard for vacation. >> i've been to the restaurant. >> is it good? >> terrific. >> the president only takes the first lady to the best spots. >> i'm sure they enjoyed it. >> all eyes on new jersey for the mystery winners to come forward to claim the jackpot. a minnesota man who bought one of three tickets stepped up and got his share of $448 million prize. 45-year-old paul white, project engineer who said he has been waiting for this day his entire life. >> we went through them and sure enough they were right. i said i will have to call you back later. and i went whoo, ran around the office. >> divorced father of two of teenagers. he will take home $58 million after taxes. >> oh, to be paul. good for him. came right forward. yep, me. >> everyone has a different philosophy. do you hold back? hire a couple people? attorneys, financial advisers before you come out so you have somebody in your ear telling you what to do and what to say before you go into the public. some people come
made on martha's vineyard. here is the headline. they say it shows the limits of u.s. sway, writing a rebuke underscored the limits of u.s. influence with the nation's generals, who benefit 1.3 billion dollars a year in military aid. in addition to canceling the high-profile military exercise scheduled to begin next month, obama said his national security team will consider further steps as necessary, a comment that puts military aid in question. we will show you the president's comments next from martha's vineyard and then back to your comments and calls. >> good morning, everybody. i just finished a discussion with my national security team about the situation in egypt. i wanted to provide an up eight. -- an update. let me get by stepping back. the relationship between the united states and egypt goes back decades. it's rooted in our respect of egypt as a nation, ancient center of civilization, and cornerstone for peace in the middle east. it's also rooted in our ties to the egyptian people forged through a long-standing partnership. just over two years ago america was inspired by
, the night. we feature programs on every first lady from martha washington. today, julia grant. host: serving as first lady from 1869 to 1877, julia grant relished the role. she once commented that life inside the white house was a garden spot of orchids. growing up in a slaveholding family, she ended up as wife of the commanding u.s. general during the civil war. she and ulysses s. grant shared 37 years together that included the hardships of war, the challenges of politics, and eight years in the white house. welcome to our program, "first ladies: influence and image." tonight, julia grant. let me introduce you to our guests. bill seale is a member of our series. he is a longtime white house historian and the author of "the president's house." pam sanfilippo is a historian at the ulysses s. grant national historic site. she is also working on a biography of julia grant. i want to start with you. we last left the series with the johnsons after impeachment and the politics with the radical republicans in reconstruction in the south. set the stage for us as the grants come into the white house
supreme judge could decide the case as early as tomorrow. --martha stewart brand. the pentagon officials insist they're not crying wolf when they say proposed budget cuts could bet that a severely harm the military. defense secretary chuck capel said about $500 billion in automatic budget cuts slated to take effect over the next decade could lead the nation with an ill- prepared, under equipped military to face more technologically advanced enemies. hegel says if congress doesn't act to avoid cuts, the pentagon may be forced to mothball up to three navy aircraft carriers in order additional sharp reductions in the size of the army and marine corp's. in federal court has struck down the road and set a cap on debit card fees. in 2011, the federal reserve said a 21¢ limit on the fees banks charge retail stores for each debit card transaction. the national retail federation sued say the capp was too high. a u.s. district--court judge ruled the fed didn't have off 40 to set the limit and suggested the central bank considered earlier proposals to lower the fee to 12¢. the fed has a few month
before the president. he's having this press conference before he takes the first family up to martha's vineyard for a week-long vacation. all those terror alerts and security situations will haunt that vacation. as will the destabilized situation in egypt. two members of the senate john mccain, and lindsey graham trying to negotiate some reconciliation, there, those efforts failed. the president monitoring that very carefully. and he'll use this press conference to again drive his retooled economic message which deemphasizes deficit reduction in the coming months with the congress and elevates job growth and wage growth. the president will try to use that message after he returns from his vacation to persuade republicans not to force the confrontation over potential shutdown or crisis over the debt ceiling. which could lead to default. >> cbs news will privilege you live coverage of the president's news conference that is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. eastern time, noon pacific, right here on cbs news. >>> yesterday, the president waved off questions about his dec
security concerns are heightened, at a time when he's just about to flit off to martha's vineyard and connecting with the average american person. and really there was something else going on because after his appearance, and i pointed this out last night -- the white house admitted that barak obama was meeting with jeffrey katzenberg, one of the biggest hollywood heavy hitters, donors and bundlers for the obama campaign, and guess what? we didn't get to see that broadcast on national tv to see what they were talking about and what they were up to. >> steve: yeah. it is pretty extraordinary, though, given all the news going on and the first hard questions asked by jay leno, because the president, his communications team, the strategy is, keep him away from the white house reporters. keep him away from everybody. >> yeah. that's right. perhaps he should have his next white house press conference at the "saturday night live" set. yeah. you know, i wonder when people will really get fed up with the info tainment we've been saddled with. >> steve: we'll find out. >> gretchen: have a f
of season one. each weekday, at 9:00 p.m., programs from martha washington to ida mckinley. margaret taylor and abigail fillmore. >> sarah polk was up on diplomacy and intelligence. she made no bones about having an interest in politics and being her husband's partner. she group in a political household. she grew up loving politics and she married james after he won a seat in the legislature will stop he not does she would not have mailing -- legislature. she would not have married him otherwise will stop -- otherwise. >> throughout their long and illustrious political career. she lived there many years. generals on both sides would pay their respects. it is an interesting commentary on what beloved status she held. >> she was honest about her husband's work. she went to every post she could go to with him. she went through the arduous journey. she was very well-liked in the diplomatic community. they met all kinds of people. friends and enemies and others. they had to make things work. they were very experienced people. they were more sophisticated than what is around them. >> she felt tha
, sew landed in the parking lot instead. >>> coming up on radio, alan west will be with us, martha maccallum and mike baker on "kilmeade & friends." >>gretchen: most people think it will never happen to them but what if you were attacked, what would you do? a series called survival evil tonight is telling the am mading stories -- amazing stories of survivors. >> it scared me because i knew we were going away from everybody. like if something was going to happen, he could have shot us and no one would have saw it, heard it. nothing. so i remember thinking, you know, this could be it. >>steve: anna kooiman, our own daredevil jumper attended a class to figure out how to fight back. >> i caught up with a woman who teaches everybody how to escape from an attacker. here's what i learned. >> nice. do it one more time. yes! good. >> the numbers are overwhelming, and everyone thinks it's not going to happen to me. but the numbers are one in five. one in five women will be assaulted or sexually assaulted. >> that's why wwe diva eve torres is empowering women through self-defense classes. >>
of these women and their influence on the presidency. watch the encore presentation from martha washington to i'd saw dc kinly -- ida mckinly next week on c-span. >> and the u.s. senate about to gavel in. senators will begin today with general speeches, and at 11 eastern they'll consider a nomination for the u.s. appeals court. that vote will be followed on a vote about limiting debate to transportation, housing and community development projects. this afternoon senators debate the nomination of samantha power for u.s. ambassador to the united nations. we have live coverage now of the senate here on c-span2. senate will come to order. the chaplain, dr. barry black, will lead the senate in prayer. the chaplain: let us pray. eternal lord god, the source of our life, you are high above all, yet in all. keep us from becoming weary in doing what is right, as you use us for your instruments in these challenging times. empower our senators to bring your freedom to those shackled by fear. help them to lift the burdens that are too heavy for people to carry. lengthen their vision that they may see bey
and is heading to martha's vineyard this weekend. jay carney during the news conference joked that president obama might just name his next federal chairman, chairman of the from. we should point out that president obama almost did just that in 2009. he renominated bernanke to that position back then. you can't rule out any news when the president is on vacation. >> we'll have live coverage of the president's news conference tomorrow here on cnn. thanks, jim acosta, for that report. coming up, it's been almost a week since the global terror alert. it is the threat over. do those warnings do more harm than good? i'm going to speak about it live. the former director of national intelligence, retired navy general dennis blair is here in the situation room. >> research verse scored a major break through in one of the world's most devastating diseases, malaria. stop for no one. what? it's red hot deal days. get $100 off the samsung galaxy note ii with features like pop-up play. lets you use any app while watching video. or use the s pen for hand-written notes. just $199.99. hurry in, sale ends au
in that city. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to friday. back to "america's newsroom." >> i'm browne here for martha maccallum. they said it is out of caution and not related to the original threat. bill: we expect the president to address some specific concerns in a news conference from the white house. here is press sec
minutes of tape from president obama yesterday on martha's vineyard on all of this and then we'll go to your calls. >> we appreciate the complexity of the situation. while muhammad morsi was elected president in a democratic election, his government was not inclusive. and did not respect the views of all egyptians. we know that many egyptians, millions of egyptians, perhaps even a majority of egyptians were calling for a change in course and while we do not believe that force is the way to resolve political differences, after the military's intervention several weeks ago, there remained a chance for reconciliation and an opportunity to pursue a democratic path. instead, we've seen a more dangerous path through arrests, abroad crackdown on mr. morsi's associations and supporters and now, tragically, the violence has taken the lives of hundreds of people and wounded thousands more. the united states strongly condemns the steps that have been taken by egypt's interim government and security forces. we deplore violence against civilians. we support the universal rights essential to human
much. >> i will not touch that one, man. that will do it for us. martha: batman and robin they're both cool. bye, everybody. heather: right now, brand new stories and breaking news. jon: there is chilling new info out of syria as brutal violence there continues a new report says more than a million children are refugees there now, as pressure mounts for the president and the world to decide on a course of action. >>> growing anger over a horrific murder in oklahoma. new details about three teenagers accused of gunning down a college baseball player just for fun. >>> plus hillary clinton ahead in the polls but she might face real competition if she decides to run for the white house. why some big names are testing the waters now to see if they might jump into the democratic primary race. it is all "happening now." but we begin with this fox news alert on new protests in egypt. good morning to you, i'm jon scott. >> i'm heather childers in for jenna lee again. nice to be here. jon: good to have you here, heather. heather: the muslim brotherhood call it a so-called, friday of martyrs. jon
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